13 Days China Tour: Beijing,
Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise,
Yichang, Suzhou, Shanghai
Tour Code: Yangtze_06
1. Tour Itinerary
On arrival in Beijing airport or railway station,
you will be met by our tour guide and transferred
to your hotel by a private car and driver. Free
for the remaining of the day. You could have
a rest or take a walk near the hotel.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square,
the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and
the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Roasted
Duck Dinner. Optional program in the evening:
Peking Opera, Kungfu show or Chinese acrobatics.
880 meters from north to south and 500 meters
from east to west, Tiananmen Square is a place
to hold national ceremonies and to greet foreign
leaders. The square is seated at the very
heart of Beijing in the traditional center
axis. To the north of the square is the Forbidden
City - the imperial palace during the Ming
and Qing dynasties.
City: The largest
and best-preserved wooden architecture complex
in the world. Located in the Beijing city
center behind Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden
City is encircled by a 52-metre-wide moat
along the 12-meter-high wall. It served as
the imperial palace for the 24 emperors in
Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420 to 1911.
Palace: The Summer
Palace is virtually a museum of classical
Chinese garden architecture. Covering an area
of 290 hectares with water making three quarters
of it, the Summer Palace consists of three
functional areas: Court Area, Longevity Hill
Area and Kunming Lake Area. Kunming Lake is
most beautiful, and the best time to enjoy
it is in the summer to take a cruise by boat
and have skiing in the winter. In 1998, it
was designated as a World Heritage Site and
in 2007 it was officially authorized as a
National 5A-leveled Tourist Attraction.
Duck Dinner: Beijing
Roasted duck is renowned as the most delicious
food of Beijing.
Opera: China boasts
of more than 300 local operas, Beijing Opera
is the largest one among Chinese traditional
opera types, which gradually came into being
after 1790. Full of Chinese cultural facts,
Beijing Opera presents the audience with an
encyclopedia of traditional culture, as well
as unfolding stories, exquisite costumes,
beautiful paintings, graceful gestures and
Take an excursion to
the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the
appearance of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National
Stadium) at a distance.
Wall Of China: The
Great Wall is ancient military defence work
which extends to more than 5,000 kilometers.
The Badaling section is not only the best
preserved but also the most impressive and
representative section of the Great Wall.
It is located roughly 70 kilometers northwest
from the center of Beijing. It is a defensive
outpost of the Great Wall occupying a commanding
strategic position. The wall was made wide
enough for five or six horses to be ridden
abreast on its top. In peacetime, the Wall
has proved useful as a highway, transporting
people and supplies over large distances.
Because of its magnificence and beauty of
its scenery, Badaling gained the worldwide
reputation by being enlisted in the World
Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1988.
Tombs: Located at
50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper,
the Ming Tombs are Mausoleums of 13 emperors
from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Each tomb complex
starts with a stone bridge, followed by a
front gate, a stele pavilion, the Gate of
Eminent Favor, the Hall of Eminent Favor,
a watchtower and then the Precious Hall. Zhu
Di, the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty,
built his Changling Tomb, this is the best
preserved tomb area. The underground palace
at Dingling Tomb consists of an antechamber,
a central chamber and a rear chamber plus
the left and right annexes.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple of
Heaven. Transfer to the airport for flight
Visit Ancient City Wall.
of Heaven: Situadet
in the South-Eastern part of Beijing, the
Temple of Heaven is the largest still existing
sacrificial temple in China. It was used as
the site for imperial sacrifices during the
Ming and Qing dynasties. It was here that
the emperor conducted the elaborate and most
exalted sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme
Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the heavens
blessings and good harvest.
City Wall: A defensive
structure which was erected in the 14th century
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), under the regime
of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. The wall is 13 meters
in circumference and 12 meters in height,
with a deep moat surrounding it. Visitors
could take the bike ride around the whole
wall, very relaxing.
Visit the Terra Cotta
Warriors Museum, the Forest of Stone Steles
Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Cotta Warriors Museum: A
form of funerary art buried with the first
emperor and unifier of China - Qin Shihuang
(259BC-210BC). An army of over 7,000 life-size
terra cotta soldiers and horses protects his
tomb during his eternal rest. The Terra Cotta
Army was discovered in 1974 by farmers attempting
to dig a well near Xi'an.
of Stone Steles Museum: The
Stele Forest stores voluminous artworks which
possess not only eximious value of handwriting
and art, but also rich cultural connotation.
The Stele Forest began to be built in 1087.
Wild Goose Pagoda: It
was built in 652 A.D. in the Tang Dynasty
(618-907) to house Buddhist scriptures brought
from India by the monk Xuan Zang. Xuan Zang
studied Buddhism in India from 629 to 645.
The pagoda currently stands a height of 64
m (210 ft) tall with seven stories.
Dynasty Show: A
performance of Chang'an music and dances that
was originated in the Tang dynasty of Chinese
history over a thousand years ago.
- Chengdu (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial
History Museum and the Great Mosque. Transfer
to the airport for flight to Chengdu. Our
local guide will pick you up from the airport.
Visit the Sanxingdui Relics.
Provincial History Museum: Covers
an area of 70,000 square meters, the museum
houses a large collection of 113,000 historic
and cultural artefacts unearthed in Shaanxi,
being an absolute must for every visitor to
Mosque: First built
in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it is a popular
tourist attraction of Xi'an, and is still
used by Chinese Muslims today as a place of
worship. Occupying an area of over 12,000
square meters, the Great Mosque is Chinese
style in its construction with some Arabic
lettering and decorations; it has neither
domes nor traditional-style minarets.
Relics: Located in the city of Guanghan,
40 km from Chengdu, Sanxingdui Relics is recognized
as one of the most important ancient remains
in the world for its vast size, lengthy period
and enriched cultural contents.
- Panda Research Base - Chongqing
In the early morning, drive to Panda Research
Base to visit the Pandas. Back to Chengdu
in the afternoon. Take high speed train to
Our guide will pick you up from the railway
station. After dinner, board the Cruises for
a memorable voyage down the mighty Yangtze
Research Base: The Chengdu Research Base
of Giant Panda Breeding (hereafter Chengdu
Panda Base) is a non-profit organization engaged
in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation
education, and educational tourism. The Chengdu
Panda Base was founded in 1987, with six giant
pandas rescued from the wild. In 2007, the
captive population has increased to 62 individuals
from that founding population of only six.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
07:30-09:30, disembark for an excursion to
Shibaozhai was first built in Qing Dynasty
in 1750, the mountain looks like a rectangular
rock with sheer cliffs, and the wooden architecture
that is built by catch upon the cliff with
a height of 56 meters and 12 stories, standing
on the riverside. Back to the ship and continue
the cruise. The Captain's Welcome Party will
be held in the evening.
Gorges - Sandouping (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
07:00-07:30, sail through the Qutang
Gorge, its towering
rock formations have names which reflect their
bizarre shapes such as Hanging Monk Rock or
Rhinoceros Looking at the Moon.
08:00-09:00, pass the second gorge -
for its lofty Twelve Peaks which almost blot
out the sky. The guides will talk about legend
of historic sites: Ancient Plank Road, Mengliang
Stairway and the suspended coffins on the
10:00-13:30, disembark at Badong and take
a sampan tour to the picturesque Shennong
Stream. The Shennong Stream is a tributary
carrying clear, cooler water into the Yangtse.
The "stream" runs through steep
gorges, in which the ancient asian Bahu people
used to live, thousands of years ago. Back
to the ship and continue the cruise.
16:00-17:00, pass the Xiling
Gorge. About 66
km long, it is the longest of the Three Gorges
and is entirely within Hubei Province. This
gorge is full of shoals and rapid currents.
20:00, pass the 5-stage shiplock. Dock overnight
- Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast
08:00-10:00, shore excursion
to visit the Three
Gorges Dam, it is
planned to be by far the largest hydroelectric
project in the world. Back to the ship and
continue the cruise. Disembarkation in
at about 13:00, Our
local guides will get on board to meet you.
Transfer to the airport for flight to
Upon arrival in Shanghai airport, pick up
and transfer to your hotel. Have a stroll
over the Bund. Optional program in the evening:
the Portman Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River
Bund: A famous waterfront
and is regarded as the symbol of Shanghai.
The bund is on the west bank of Huangpu River
and winds 1500 meters in length. The most
attractive sight which is at the west side
of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of
different architectural styles including Baroque,
Gothic, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.
Pu River: A tributary
of the Yangtze and there is plenty of traffic
on it to prove its importance. You'll see
the magnificent building skylines on both
the historic west side (the Bund), and the
modern east side (Pudong) as well as the working
area of coal boats filling barges and sending
them downriver. It's fun to see such lively
river life as well as Shanghai's amazing skyline.
Visit the Shanghai Museum,
the Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and
former French Concession.
Museum: A large-scaled
museum of ancient Chinese art. Established
in 1952, this museum is housed in a former
bank building. Shanghai Museum is renowned
at home and abroad for its rich collection
of 120,000 precious cultural relics. At present
the halls display Chinese bronzes, ceramics,
and paintings arranged in chronological order.
Yuan Garden: Originally
designed in the sixteenth century, Yu Yuan
is a garden within a garden. Divided into
two parts, the outer garden contains pavilions,
rock gardens, and ponds and leads to the inner
garden, which is a smaller version of the
French Concession: A
foreign concession in Shanghai from 1849 until
1943. For much of the 20th century, the area
covered by the former French Concession remained
the premier residential and retail district
of Shanghai. Despite re-development over the
last few decades, the area retains a distinct
character, and is a popular tourist destination.
- Suzhou - Shanghai (Breakfast
Our guide pick you up
from your hotel at about 08:00am, and help
you to take high speed train from Shanghai
to Suzhou which takes 30 minutes. Visit the
Zhuozhengyuan Garden (Humble Administrators
Garden) and Liuyuan Garden (Lingering Garden).
After lunch, take a rickshaw and ride through
the streets of Suzhou, see local people's
daily life, folk handicrafts and the ancient
buildings. Be transferred to Suzhou railway
station and take the high speed train back
Garden: The largest
garden in Suzhou, it occupies not more than
four hectares of land. The architectural techniques
employed in building the Suzhou gardens recreate
an environment of hills and streams which
give a feeling of being in nature. The Humble
Administrator's Garden was built in 1522.
Much of the garden is water surface and all
the structures either face water or are surrounded
Garden: The best
garden in Suzhou. Built in the Qing Dynasty,
the garden is divided into several sections,
each with buildings, rockeries, ponds, trees,
flowers and grass. Doors and windows of these
buildings vary to give various views of the
rocks, water and plants beyond.
Transfer to the airport
for your departure, end of service.
2. Hotel Accommodation
For This Tour
3. Tour Price
4. Inclusion For The Above Tour:
Please send us an email
and provide the information below so that we
can quote precisely
for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children
in your party. If there are children under 12
years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested
in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above
- at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard
or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new
tour for you that is different from the above
tour, please let us know your requests.
1. Airport or hotel pick-up
and drop-off service in cities listed in the
2. Private English-speaking tour guide, driver
and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
3. The admission tickets for scenic spots listed
in the itinerary.
4. Service charge and government taxes.
5. The air ticket of economic class, taxes and
dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
6. Fourteen-night hotel accommodation in twin
shared room with daily breakfast.
7. A lunch served on board as listed in the
8. Tibet entry permit based on the listed itinerary.
5. Exclusion For The Above Tour:
1. International flight tickets
or train tickets.
2. Hotel single room supplement.
3. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks,
fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
4. Tips to local tour guide and driver.
5. Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
6. Fees for entry visa to China.
7. Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless
8. Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.
6. Terms / Condition
Cancellation and refund policy
for Tours reservation
If you want to cancel your booking or part of
it, you must advise us in advance. The letter
must be signed by the lead name on the booking
and once we receive it you should expect to
receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours.
If you do not then please contact us to ensure
your letter has been received.
To cover the cost of processing your cancellation
and to compensate us for the risk that we may
not be able to resell your travel arrangements,
we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown
below. The person who made the booking is responsible
for paying this charge. The size of the charge
depends on when we receive your cancellation
notice or letter or how you would like us to
deal with your payment providing that we have
received your full payment for the tours.
No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation
notice is received more than 30 days prior to
Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment
7. Pricing Policy
- The price is set as four travelers
together, usually more people more discounts.
See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please
fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have
over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more
favorable quoted price.
The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class
lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service.
You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking,
the price will change accordingly.
Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room
if you want three travelers in one room, they
may arrange extra bed service. The additional
fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and
it is included in the final price.
Your earlier arrival to Beijing later departure
from Hong Kong can be adjusted on line; but
the extra charge is not included in the original
The single supplement is not included in the
quoted price except single traveler's price.
We choose only centrally located hotels with
western standard service and breakfast. However,
we can also arrange good location and clean
local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry
The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements,
they may offer western food or Western &
Chinese Buffet in the morning.
Child's breakfast is included only when he/she
occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge
an extra fee for the breakfast.
- Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
The original price excludes lunch and dinner
unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner
and lunch are optional Chinese food with local
flavor, and the meal price is charged based
on the group size.
If you have some preferences on meals such as
vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make
us know in Special Requirements.
Please also fill the Special Requirements if
you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal
food or Western food, etc. You are suggested
to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We
will try to arrange it and your meal price is
charged by the local restaurant.
Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants
when you don't select meals, the meal fee is
at your own. Besides, your group should pay
an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver
- Transfer Service
We offer free airport/railway station transfer
service as specified in the itinerary. As for
earlier arrival or later departure, you will
be charged a bit of service fee and guide service
is not provided. Please provide train/flight
number, arrival time and contact information
in Special Requirements.
Usually, local guide will drop you off at security
checkpoint of airport or railway station without
guide serve on the flight or train. And the
transfer guide may be not the same of that on
We promise to offer flights operated by major
airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines,
China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc.
or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines,
Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai
Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth.
And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series
or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective
cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
- Scenic Spots
Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under
1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.